President Ghani off to ink pacts in Uzbekistan

 Mon 4 Dec 2017

KABUL (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has left for Uzbekistan to ink a number of deals in the fields of economy, security and higher education.

Shah Hussain Murtazawi, deputy Presidential spokesman, told a press conference here on Monday that the two countries would sign a number of pacts in various fields for cooperation. He added President Ghani would also address diplomats and students at the Bukhara University during this trip.

Musafar Qoqandi, spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, said on the occasion that the leaders of both the countries would ink a total of 21 agreements. He added these pacts would boost regional and transit trade via rail and road networks.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry spokesman expressed optimism that these deals would boost national revenue by a million dollars in two years’ time.